SBA January Calendar l 1/24 LIVE Lender Match in Springfield!

Massachusetts District Office - January 2020

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Education Calendar l January 2020

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SBA Massachusetts

1/24 SBA's "LIVE" Lender Match Event at the MSBDC

Friday, January 24 / 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, 3rd Floor, Teleclassroom, Springfield
(FREE) REGISTER

  • Did you know that last year in MA alone, SBA programs helped small businesses to find capital support in excess of $720 million to almost 2000 small businesses in Massachusetts.  
  • Find the capital you need to Start, Grow and Expand your business with the help of SBA programs!     An SBA guarantee helps the lender get to the YES decision on your loan request.  
  • Connect and network with resources committed to helping build vibrant communities here in the Commonwealth. 
  • Interest rates continue to be extremely attractive.  

At this event, small business owners will have the opportunity to meet local lenders and ask questions directly and begin establishing a relationship. There will be a short presentation followed by "speed meetings". These meetups will be timed to allow attendees to rotate through all the lenders. This will give you time with each lender and learn what they can offer you and your business. 

MEET THE LENDERS:

  1. Country Bank
  2. Common Capital
  3. Peoples Bank
  4. Florence Bank
  5. Bay Colony Development Corporation
  6. Granite State Development Corporation
  7. North Brookfield Savings

A number of additional capital sources have been invited and are expected to attend.  Pre-registration is required. There will be light snacks and coffee. In the case of bad weather, the make-up date will be the following on Friday, January 31.

If you have questions or problems registering online, please contact the MSBDC Western Regional Office at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or 413-577-1768

Lender Match

Saturday Business Startup Bootcamp
Saturday, January 11 / 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134  
(FREE) REGISTER

Can Your Product or Service Be Sold to the Federal Government?
Tuesday, January 14 / 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
(FREE) REGISTER

8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Eligibility Workshop
Thursday, January 16 / 1:00pm - 2:30pm
10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston MA 02222 
(FREE) REGISTER

8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Eligibility Workshop
Thursday, January 30 / 1:00pm - 2:30pm
10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston MA 02222
(FREE) REGISTER


Are you SBA 7(j) eligible??

Check out FedMAP! →  Federal Market Acceleration Program a new program to help you land government contracts!

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SBA Resource Partners

SCORE

SCORE Boston Chapter
SCORE Worcester Chapter
SCORE Northeast MA Chapter
SCORE Southeast MA Chapter
SCORE Western MA Chapter
SCORE Cape Cod Chapter

How Can I Fund my Small Business 
Tuesday, January 14 / 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Keith York Conf RM, 2 Jan Sebastian Drive, Sandwich, MA, 02563
(FREE) REGISTER

Knowing When to Outsource
Wednesday, January 15 / 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451 
(FREE) REGISTER

The 4 Pillars of an Effective Website
Thursday, January 16 / 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Bridgewater State University, 1175 Route MA-28, South Yarmouth, MA, 02664
(FREE) REGISTER

Building an Effective Business Plan
Wednesday, January 29 / 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301
($25) REGISTER

Taking the Guesswork out of Pricing
Wednesday, January 29 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SPARK EforAll Holyoke, 193 High St, Holyoke, MA 01040
($15) REGISTER


cwe

Resolve to Get Financially Fit - CWE Central MA
Friday, January 10 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk St., Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(Free, must register to attend) REGISTER

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Eastern MA
Tuesday, January 21 / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
(FREE) Must register to attend. REGISTER

Social Media Made Simple - CWE Central MA
Tuesday, January 21 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk St., Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
($20) Must register to attend. REGISTER

Maximize the Power of LinkedIn for your Business - CWE Eastern MA
Thursday, January 23 / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harvard ILab, 125 Western Ave, Room 150, Allston, MA 02134
(FREE) Must register to attend. REGISTER

Business Plan Basics - CWE Central MA
Tuesday, January 28 / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(FREE) Must register to attend. REGISTER


MSBDC

 

Central Regional Office
Northeast Regional Office
Southeast Regional Office
Western Regional Office
Berkshire Regional Office
Massachusetts Export Center
Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Legal Clinic (Norwood)
Friday, January 10 / 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Boston
(FREE) REGISTER

Scale Up: Take Your Business to the Next Level (5-part series)
Tuesdays, January 21 - February 18 / 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, 3rd Floor, Teleclassroom, Springfield
($49) Must register in advance REGISTER

How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101
Wednesday, January 22 / 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Boston
(FREE) REGISTER

WEBINAR: OFAC's Enforcement Cases of 2019
Thursday, January 30 / 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
(FREE) REGISTER

Social Media Tips, Tricks & Trends
Friday, January 31 / 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
HarborOne, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield
(FREE) REGISTER


7J Government Contracting Training

7J

U.S. Small Business Administration offers the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program for eligible Small Businesses. Training is provided by Stover & Associates, Inc. For more information and to register, please visit: Stover & Associates

Understanding Requests for Proposal
January 14
1:00—3:30 pm EDT

Government Contract Types 
January 22
1:00—3:00 pm EDT

Negotiating Government Contracts
January 23
1:00—5:00 pm EDT

How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
January 27
1:00—3:00 pm EDT

Managing & Administrating Government Contracts
January 28
1:00—4:00 pm EDT


Online Education

SBA Online Learning Center
SBA Blogs
SBA MA Resource Guide
Create a Business Plan
Find SBA Events
SBA Office of Advocacy Research and Statistics

Center for Women & Enterprise Online Learning 
SCORE Online Workshops
America's SBDC Blog
BusinessUSA Training 
Massachusetts Export Center Podcasts